The Affect of Covid on People with Disabilities

Tuesday 6th October 2020

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Covid-19 has impacted everyone in Ireland in so many ways. 
In this video teaser, Martin Browne, a CDETB Employability Skills student, shares his story as he explains how he is coping with the new norm on his recent return to college.
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About this Online Erasmus+ Project
Covid-19 has had a big impact on the lives of people living with a disability in Ireland. For this Erasmus+ project, we will look at how this virus has affected young adults in Training & Development. This Erasmus+ Project will be delivered online.
Colm Quearney from Fighting Words will be joining us on the day to help with story and character building. We will revisit the lives of the 6 Erasmus+ characters that we created before. With your participation, we will examine how these individuals could improve their situation in gaining access to support services during this pandemic.


We are all in this together!
Meet Our Speakers

Noel Carroll
- CRC Training Manager

The driving force behind the Erasmus+ Programmes in CRC, Noel Carroll will officially open our first online Erasmus+ event. He is a firm believer of equality and inclusion for all, and therefore is eager to hear you views during this event.

Noel will introduce the project theme for the day and what it means. His address will also include a summary of why we are involved in Erasmus+ with a quick recap on the achievements so far.

Karen Kiernan
- RTC Student

The Opening Address will be delivered by Karen Kiernan, who is a passionate speaker on disability rights.

Having joined the CRC Advocacy Committee, Karen has found her voice in speaking out on important topics that affect young adults with disabilities. Karen is currently a student in the CRC Rehabilitative Training Centre.

Colm Quearney
- Fighting Words

Colm works with Fighting Words and has lots of experience in supporting people with story building projects. For many years now, Fighting Words have worked on some very exciting and creative-writing projects with groups from Training & Development.

For this Erasmus+ Project, Colm will be helping us flesh-out the stories behind our characters. He is excited about working with our Erasmus+ participants and looks forward to finding out how the stories of our characters unfold when dealing with Covid-19.

Maria-Elena Costa-Sa
- CRC Human Rights Officer

As the Human Rights Officer for the CRC, Maria-Elena Costa-Sa will highlight the plight that some young people with disability might experience due to the arrival of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Meet Our Characters
Can you remember all of the Erasmus+ characters that we created before? Their names were Mary, Harry, David, Sarah, Marlene and Taylor. Don’t worry if you can’t remember the rest of their details as you can refresh your memory by clicking on their images in the gallery below.
For this Erasmus+ Project, we want you to develop their stories further by bringing them up-to-date in dealing with the pandemic. It is important that everyone is aware of the service supports that are available and even more importantly how to access them.

Here are some sample questions:

Select Your Character
Running Order
As this is the first time for us to do an Online Erasmus+ Event, we are sure that you may have some questions about it. Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers.
In the past, all of our previous Erasmus+ events were held in different locations around Dublin. In line with recent HSE & Government guidelines, we have decided to move our next event online.
We are all very excited about this oneline event and rest assure it will be the best one yet!
Yes of course you can join from home. You will need a device like a computer, iPad or tablet with internet access.
Whilst you can join by a mobile phone, it isn’t really recommended due to the small screen size.
Everybody is welcome to join this event so it doesn’t matter if you haven’t been to an Erasmus Event before in the past.
New Erasmus participants are most welcome. 
That’s Ok. We understand that not everyone has access to a device with internet access.


So please do talk to your key-worker for support with this. 
Your key worker can support you and show you the steps to use Zoom.
So make sure that you request assistance with this prior to our Online event.
Share Your Story
We want everyone to have an opportunity to have their say on the day. Sharing your story will bring us together. 
You can send in:
  • a picture
  • a story 
  • a sound bite 
  • or video clip

File Submission Form

With this form, you can submit a story, sound bite, photo or video segment.

It is very easy to register for this Erasmus+ Project. All you have to do is fill out the below form with your own name and your department in Training & Development.

Online Registration Form

Download Handbook
We have created a Character Handbook which will be used during the Zoom Breakout Rooms. 
You can download and read this Character Handbook by clicking on the view Handbook button.
Our Partners
The CRC Erasmus+ Committee would like to thank the following partners in supporting this event.
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Mark your calendar! The 4th edition of the #ErasmusDays will take place this October 2020.

Are You Ready

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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